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Mrs. White from Henrico VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Author's Chairs for Mentors

Help me give my students author's chairs, pens, and desk supplies for mentoring writing.

  • $670 goal

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My Students

Our student population is extremely diverse. Over 40 languages and dialects are spoken in the homes of our students. Many are the first generation in their families born in the United States. As a group, they are excited to learn and ripe for new adventures in learning. They are inquisitive, innovative, and crave complexity on a constant basis.

Learning to effectively put their thoughts down on paper can open up a whole new world for children.

I want to inspire them to see the deep connections between the world and themselves. Fostering their love of reading and writing by letting them take the lead can do just that. I want them to see that communicating effectively and putting their ideas on paper can be a great way to inspire others. I feel it is imperative for students to appreciate and value the differences among us all while making deep connections to one another. Writing their own stories and mentoring other young writers will make this a reality. We will be celebrating a variety of families, traditions, and cultures as we journey through different types of writing.

My Project

My students are bubbling over with creative ideas. They have stories to tell and feelings to share. They want to be authors and share their ideas with the world. I would like to bring in a variety of authors to mentor them as they continue to hone their skills. After they receive guidance from teachers, authors, and peers in the writing process, I would like for them to become writing mentors for a group of first graders as they begin their writing journey.

Everyone has a story to tell.

I would like to set up authors' stations so that they can feel like real authors. This means equipping their areas with special author's chairs and quality writing supplies. Special pens, glue, supply organizers, and staplers will help lend authenticity to their experience. Being able to use wireless mice will ease the composing process when they use computers. I will be able to guide and mentor these young authors while they sit in comfortable chairs and use special writing materials to encourage their greatest works. They will then, in turn, be able to share their narratives and help younger burgeoning writers. Thank you for helping us get our writing mentor program off the ground.

Mrs. White
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 24 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
La-Z-Boy Arcadian Bonded Leather Executive Chair, Black (60009) • $189.99 1 $189.99
OFM Essentials Bonded Leather Computer and Desk Chair, Black (ESS-6005) • $55.99 3 $167.97
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • $32.39 1 $32.39
BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 8/Pack (RGLCGAP81-AST) • $11.69 2 $23.38
Swingline Stapler, 747, Manual, 25 Sheets Capacity, Business, Desktop, Gold Metallic (S7074721AZ) • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Bounty Select-A-Size Kitchen Roll Paper Towels, 2-Ply, 83 Sheets/Roll, 8 Rolls/Pack (74728) • $19.59 1 $19.59
Romanoff Large Plastic Utility Caddy 12.75"H x 11.25"W, Purple (ROM26006) • $15.56 1 $15.56
Pilot Precise V5 Rollerball Pens, Extra Fine Point, Assorted Ink, 7/Pack (26015) • $14.93 1 $14.93
Jelly Comb 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver, Less Noise, Portable Mobile Optical Mice for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, MacBook MS001 (Pure Red) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Romanoff Products Large Utility Caddy, Orange • $13.13 1 $13.13
Jelly Comb 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver, Less Noise, Portable Mobile Optical Mice for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, MacBook MS001 (Fuchsia) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Large Utility Caddy, Blue • $8.72 1 $8.72

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